Awesome Fastpages. Share your Blog

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Awesome fastpages - a list of resources and examples re: fastpages

User community at Fastai is amazing. Coupled with wonderful course material, Fastai collaborators have come up with the best ML library, amazing literate programming toolkit and now Fastpages , easiest platform to get started with Data Science blogging and long form writing. In my opinion in industrial settings and academic settings, ability to present your work is as important as skill of building model. For a wonderful viewpoint on why you should be blogging read this https://www.fast.ai/2019/05/13/blogging-advice/. Fastpages makes this vastly easy. Data scientist in general are good tinkerers and experimenters. Another advantage which Fastpages provide is complete hack ability for all the most important part which anyone from beginner to expert can get into. Additionally, getting feedback / thumbs up for your work is infinitely rewarding. In this spirit I want to start this dedicated thread to share whatever awesome thing you have built / articles you have written using Fastpages. I encourage everyone to share their work / blog links or repositories which other may find interesting you’re useful.

To get started I have found a lot of useful links which I would like to share to give you guys some ideas and inspiration of few amazing resources to show what is possible

Fastpages as a Shareable Thesis

This is the first blog I found from a guy who is using Fastpages to write his papers and thesis . This is where I learned how to do citations solving one of my major requirements. [I posted this question on forum and couple of weeks later this guy had the solution. Amazing how fast open source moves]

Fastpages as a Live Dashboard.

https://covid19dashboards.com/ - You can use Fastpages machinery not only for blogging but for building semi -real time dashboard.

https://alephthoughts.com/covid-19/ - You cannot only use Fastpages with python but can also integrate d3 visualization.

Information Sharing For Your Enterprise

https://datacasual.com/fastpages/kubernetes/2020/03/07/private-fastpages-on-kubernetes.html - For some of us, working in the industry comes with a lot of limitation of how we can share information, what technologies are allowed, what licenses are available. This blog gives a lot of useful information on how you can modify the machinery to adopt Fastpages inside your company on top of Kubernetes. I suggest you copy-paste his ideas and claim it as your own :wink: Become the kool hacker guy inside your company

And Don’t Forget, Data Science Blog Posts

This is what fastpages was originally designed for. There are too many examples to list here, but here are some of our favorites. If you have a blog post you want to share, please add it to this list!

Combining HuggingFace and fastai. Shows how to combine HuggingFace with fastai to leverage pre-trained models from the community.

https://covidodisha.github.io/fastpages/2020/05/13/Realtime-Rt-mcmc.html - Covid is in everyone’s mind. I wanted to learn about implementation in Indian context and found this blog.

https://dthiagarajan.github.io/technical_blog/ - You should blog while learning new things like this guy. You control this stack. You can do whatever you want with it.

https://harish3110.github.io/through-tinted-lenses/fastai/data%20structures/2020/04/03/A-look-at-the-L-Data-Structure-in-Fastai.html - I like this blog in general from a beginner to Fastai perspective and documentation of internal Fastai “L” Data Structure in particular

https://muellerzr.github.io/fastblog/ - Checkit out FastAI Learners. Video’s are not the only way to learn FastAI

https://jwuphysics.github.io/blog/ - A research blog combining Astronomy and Deep Learning!

Non-Data Science Blog Posts

https://jhermann.github.io/blog/ - This is good blog . I like how the author has used the first few blogs in creating a portfolio of talks and projects.

Migrating from other systems

Migrating from Pelican

Fastpages is based on Jekyll. If you have a pelican blog you can use pelican_to_jekyll script from this blog https://zonca.dev/2020/03/pelican-to-fastpages.html

Fastpages Extensions

Now for the shameless self-promotion. I wrote a couple of blogs myself about extending fastpages functionality which some people found useful and posted comments and questions.

https://soliloquium.zealmaker.com/fastpages/netlify%20cms/2020/05/07/integrating-netlifycms-with-fastpages - To enable blogging without git commits using a CMS. And it works from your phone/ tablet.

https://soliloquium.zealmaker.com/fastpages/orgmode/2020/04/27/blogging-with-orgmode-and-fastpages - In case you are an emacs nerd or looking for ways to extend fastpages

You can use fastpages for word document, notebook / markdown to get your ideas out or if you are programmatically inclined and love hacking on tools, you can spend a lot of time without doing real data science.

Therefore, whatever drives you Glory, Swag or Service share your work here :-

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